Linux Kernel 5.13 Officially Released; This is What’s New

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Jun 28, 2021, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Two months in the works, Linux kernel 5.13 is here with initial support for Apple’s M1 processor, support for the Landlock security module for creating safe security sandboxes to mitigate the security impact of various flaws in user space apps, the ability to handle ASN.1 trusted keys, and initial support for the AMD Radeon Aldebaran GPU series. Linux 5.13 also introduces initial FreeSync HDMI support for AMD GPUs, a new big pcluster feature for the EROFS file system to greatly improve compression performance, ACPI 6.4 support, support for the ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) verification, as well as eBPF and KFENCE support for 32-bit PowerPC systems.

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